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What are the differences between football boots and rugby boots?

Rugby boots are generally wider than football boots. .

Rugby boots have six to eight studs in a standard boot,

This creates better grip which is essential in rugby for rucks and scrums., tackling and driving forward

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Why are Rugby boots wider

This is primarily down to the fact that there is no intricate footwork in rugby. Nor when compared to Football (soccer) is there as much kicking in the games

Wider boots give a better kicking surface

Why are most rugby boots built with 8 Studs

Simply put it is because grip is essential in rugby for rucks, tackling, driving forward, and scrums. Basically staying on their feet in contact where in football there is none so no need for 8 studs

In most cases rugby players studs are also bigger for the same reason. Although that does vary based on the surface on which they are playing, varying the studs form 13mm to 21mm in length.

Should we wear football boots to play rugby

Should we – No!

While this is a common query people have is whether it’s practical to wear football boots for rugby and vice-versa.

As stated and we acknowledge both types of boots have studs and may well be similar in shape, but wearing the same boot across sports can cause serious injury.

When looking in a bit more detail at each boot, it also becomes apparent that wearing different boots for different sports won’t help players perform at their optimum level.

If football boots were to be used for rugby, in some playing positions the players would crumble under pressure. However for some position such as outside backs, wingers, centre’s and full backs they are often required to be more agile , have more speed and movement and rugby boots can be too big. In these cases football boots will suffice allowing them more freedom of foot.

Remembering that the studs may need to be adjusted if needed .

However wearing rugby boots for football is bluntly damn stupid and impractical as well. The bigger and heavier boot would put football players at a disadvantage when moving with the ball as it’s more difficult to move their feet around the ball and consequently to keep control in an effective manner.

Shooting for goal may well be less accurate and in effective

The smaller football boot is designed around the shape of the foot from a more detailed perspective, whereas rugby boots pay less attention to the outline of the foot.

This means it will be harder for players to angle their foot in a way so that the ball goes where they want it to go, in the way that they want it to go.

So reality is when you lick around with mates who cares? However if your sport is serious it will depend on the position you play in Rugby as well as the ground conditions as to which boot will suit your feet

It needs to be stated that in the past long leg skins and leggings could only be worn by women and girls for playing rugby or in some countries due to religious beliefs, with the new changes to Rugby Laws (Law 4)  – Skinned knees could soon be a thing of the past in rugby union after the sport’s governing body amended its laws to allow players at all levels to wear tights or leggings during games.

Law Four of the sport, which covers players’ clothing, previously only permitted women to wear “cotton blend tights or leggings, with single inside seam under their shorts and socks”, but has now been extended to all participants with immediate effect, World Rugby said.



The amendment has been implemented on “welfare and accessibility grounds” amid the increasing use of artificial surfaces.

“With some players susceptible to abrasions on artificial surfaces, the decision gives players the option to wear tights or leggings as a preventative measure, maximising access to the game,” World Rugby said.

“World Rugby will also work with unions and registered artificial turf providers to ensure that rigorous best-practice maintenance programmes are observed that minimise the risk of abrasions, particularly in relation to brushing and watering especially in hot conditions.”

Ninh explains the Rules of Rugby Union. The object of the game is for your team to score more points than the opposing team. The game is played with two teams of 15 playing on a field that’s 100 meters long between the goal lines.

In Rugby Union, you may run forwards with the ball and you may kick the ball forwards. But what’s interesting about Rugby Union is that you can only pass the ball backwards or sideways. You cannot pass the ball forwards and doing so will result in your opponent being awarded possession.

Kids Rugby Balls

The idea is to score points and there are several ways to do this. #1 A Try. You can run with the ball into the opponent’s in goal area a place the ball down onto the ground. This is a try and is worth five points.

Unlike in American Football the player must press the ball on the ground with downward pressure. No downward pressure equals no try. #2 A Conversion. After scoring a try you awarded a conversion kick to add more points.



The kick is made from a spot twenty meters from the goal line and perpendicular to the spot where the try was scored. Kicking the ball between the posts and over the crossbar scores two points. #3 A penalty if your opponent commits a foul you may choose to kick the ball from the ground between the goal posts.

This scores three points #4 A Drop-Goal. You can also kick the ball between the posts at any time during open play. To do this you must drop the rugby ball on onto the ground first before kicking it this also scored three points.

To stop you from scoring your opponents will try and stop you by tackling Your opponent can grab you below the shoulders and pull you to the floor or stop you moving forwards. In Rugby Union once a player is tackled, the ball carrier MUST let go of the rugby ball.

This usually results in players pushing each other away on the ground whilst a team mate tries to get possession of the ball. Players from either team can get possession at this point. This is known as a ruck and is an important part in the game.

To the untrained eye it looks like a bunch of men rolling around on the floor a bit, but in reality, they’re trying to push their opponents away so that they can get the ball. The Maul is the other important part of the game.

This is essentially a ruck whilst standing up. Players will push opposing players backwards in order to get better field position. Unlike in American Football or Rugby League, there are no set limits for possession.

If a team can keep the ball for the entire game, they generally will. The game is played in two 40 minute halves. For a combined playing time of 80 minutes. Team with the highest score after 80 minutes wins.

That’s basically the gist of it, but there’s a few other rules you’ll need to understand before playing or going to a game. For example: Knock on Any player deflecting the ball forwards with their arms or body is committing a knock-on.

Remember, you’re not allowed to pass the ball forwards, so you’re not allowed to deflect it forwards either unless it’s a kick. Committing a knock on will result in the other team being awarded a scrum.

Scrum. This is a method of restarting play, usually after a forward pass or knock on. The forwards of both teams line up and push against one another whilst the ball is rolled between them. In general any team can win possession of the ball at this point.

In touch This is rugby terminology for ‘out of the playing area’. The outer lines of the field are touch lines, and any ball leaving the field of play is said to be ‘in touch’. Line-out This is another method of restarting play, usually when the ball has left the field in touch Players from each team line up 1 metre apart whilst the ball is thrown into play between them Players are allowed to lift teammates up to try and gain possession of the ball.

There are many other rules not discussed here, but as you watch or play rugby union, they will be very clear. they will become very clear indeed. If you found this video helpful please like, share and subscribe.

It takes me ages to make one of these things and good Karma is very much appreciated Be sure to follow me on Twitter also, but in the meantime enjoy Rugby Union Ninh Ly, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

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SANZAAR has confirmed the schedule for the Rugby Championship with the tournament set to be played in Queensland.

The matches will be played as double-headers across four straight weekends across Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville.

Click here to be the first to access tickets when on sale for the eToro Rugby Championship at 3pm AEST Wednesday 1 September

This comes as Rugby Australia confirms the third Bledisloe Test will be played in Perth, set to be played Sunday September 5 at 4pm (AEST)

Following this, the Wallabies will face South Africa on Sunday September 12 at Cbus Super Stadium, with the All Blacks taking on Argentina.

The sides will then head to Suncorp on September 18, before the action heads to Townsville a week later as Australia faces Argentina.

This will double as the centurion match between the All Blacks and Springboks, with the series set to end on October 2 on the Gold Coast.

Ticketholders for the previously scheduled matches in Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra will be refunded.

“This is a world Rugby first and a truly special celebration of the game, in what I see as a once-in-a-lifetime event. We can’t thank Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk enough, as well as Queensland Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young and John Lee of the Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport and their respective departments for their support in making this tournament possible,” RA CEO Andy Marinos said in a statement.

“What a fantastic tournament ahead for fans in Queensland. Four unmissable back-to-back double-headers featuring four of the very best Test nations in World Rugby – all in Queensland’s backyard.

“I also want to acknowledge our partners including Nine, Stan, Cadbury, eToro as well as Rugby Australia’s partners for their support, as we showcase the very best of Queensland and Australia to the rest of the world next month.



“I extend our gratitude to the New South Wales Government and the ACT Government for their understanding in rescheduling the fixtures set for Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra. We hope everyone stays safe and we look forward to bringing world-class Rugby to fans right across the country next year.”

Hooper leads from the front

With speculation rift the games would be moved to Europe, Marinos told reporters the preference was always keeping the games within the region, putting the delay down to sorting out quarantine measures for South Africa and Argentina.

“When we looked at the construct of the Rugby Championship this year, it was always going to be held between Australia and New Zealand and when New Zealand’s position changed because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Australia remained the preferred option,” Marinos said.

“So I think everyone just believed that we needed to close that loop before we looked at anything else.

“We really had confirmation of the match schedule a couple of days ago, it was getting this managed isolation piece sorted literally minutes before our SANZAAR call last night we got the confirmation from the Premier’s office and the DG.

“It was very welcome news and well received by our SANZAAR partners. Getting the Queensland solution through was the preferred position of the SANZAAR CEO’s and it’s a delight to get it through.

“It’s a real good opportunity for Queensland and Rugby in Australia.”

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday September 1 at 3pm for the four double-headers across the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville via Ticketek and Ticketmaster.

Round One

Sat 14 August: New Zealand 57 def Australia 22 at Eden Park, Auckland

Sat 14 August: South Africa 32 def Argentina 12 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,
Port Elizabeth

Round Two

Sat 21 August: Argentina 10 def by South Africa 29 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium,
Port Elizabeth

Sun 5 September: Australia v New Zealand – Optus Stadium, Perth

Round Three

Sun 12 September: New Zealand v Argentina at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Sun 12 September:  South Africa v Australia at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Round Four Sat 18 September: Argentina v New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Sat 18 September:  Australia v South Africa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Round Five

Sat 25 September:  Australia v Argentina at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Sat 25 September: New Zealand v South Africa at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Round Six

Sat 2 October: Argentina v Australia at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

Sat 2 October: South Africa v New Zealand at Cbus Super Stadium, Gold Coast

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